There was some news recently that WWE has been affected by Lucha Underground’s second season. WWE was reportedly shopping through a lot of LU talent pool. There isn’t a way to know for sure if WWE was interested in buying something, or if they were just browsing, but their desire to look lets people know they’re watching.
Unfortunately for WWE, wrestlers like Angelico, or Prince Puma have signed long term deals with LU that could reach up to 7 years. Unfortunately again for WWE, even if they were able to sign these performers, guys like Puma having to adapt to the WWE style would directly take away what makes them so compelling in LU.
Lucha Underground is legitimate lucha libre style wrestling with direct ties to AAA and the Mexican Indies. The way they do everything is different than the way WWE manages their product and it shows. If WWE is to ever sign LU talents away from the promotion, they’re going to need to learn to adapt to their style instead of the other way around. Otherwise, they’re just robbing all wrestling fans of great talent.
To prove this point, here are 7 differences between the products of Lucha Underground and WWE: